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First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: David Lester
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release: 1995
File: 179 Pages
ISBN-13: 1560323507

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Filled with updated research and findings, Schultz and Schultz’s THEORIES OF PERSONALITY, 11th Edition gives students a clear and cogent introduction to this dynamic field. Organized by theory, this popular text discusses major theorists who represent psychoanalytic, neopsychoanalytic, lifespan, trait, humanistic, cognitive, behavioral, and social-learning approaches, while demonstrating the influence of events in theorists’ personal and professional lives on the development of their theories. The text reviews current work on selected facets of personality including locus of control, sensation seeking, learned helplessness, optimism-pessimism, and positive psychology. The authors also explore the ways in which race, gender, and cultural issues play a part in the study of personality and in personality assessment. The final chapter, Personality in Perspective, integrates topics explored in previous chapters and suggests conclusions that can be drawn from the many theorists’ work. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Duane P. Schultz
Publisher: Nelson Education
Release: 2016
File: 512 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781305887503

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This trusted text centers on the premise that personality theories are a reflection of the unique cultural background, family experiences, personalities, and professional training of their originators. The book begins by acquainting students with the meaning of personality and providing them with a solid foundation for understanding the nature of theory, as well as its crucial contributions to science. The chapters that follow present twenty-three major theories: coverage of each theory also encompasses a biographical sketch of each theorist, related research, and applications to real life. The new edition includes greater coverage of the Big Five theory, a new organization, and updated research throughout.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Jess Feist
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Release: 2006
File: 563 Pages
ISBN-13: PSU:000058481066

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Designed as a text for both graduate and undergraduate students, this book, originally published in 1995, presents an intrapsychic explanation of human behaviour – concepts based on psychological processes and ‘structures’ within the mind. In this context, a unique treatment of personality theory is introduced. It focuses on Freud, Kelly and Angyal: Freud’s psychoanalytic theory of personality based on desires, Kelly’s personal construct theory for thinking, and Angyal’s holistic concepts of personality. Each theory is given a detailed analysis in separate chapters. Freud’s psychoanalytic theory is cast as a theory of motivation, Kelly’s personal construct theory as a theory of cognition, and then it is noted that there is no comprehensive theory of personality based on emotion. Although Angyal’s holistic theory is rarely described in modern textbooks, Lester includes this because none of the other holistic theorists rival Angyal in their range of hypothetical constructs or descriptive terms. Then, in sections dealing with alternative viewpoints, the author shows how other personality theorists actually endorse and expand upon the ideas expressed by the aforementioned three, albeit with different terminology. Recognizing the diversity of holistic views in theories of personality, several counterpoint chapters are devoted to the holistic ideas. Lester separates these into three major areas: theorists who have focused on the split in the mind between the real and ideal self; recent theorists who explore the possibility that the mind is a ‘multiplicity of selves’; and theorists who, though not having their viewpoints sufficiently articulated in the literature, are still well established in the history of psychology. Other features include a presentation of the material in modern viewpoints, instead of the precise and perhaps outdated style as written by the individual theorists, and boxed highlights in each section, providing students with practical capsule information for easy reading.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: David Lester
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2019-03-04
File: 190 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780429640490

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Thoroughly updated to include the latest research references, Richard Ryckman’s theory by theory approach to personality carefully guides students through major theories in a way that helps them develop a comprehensive understanding of personality. Ryckman’s personal writing style presents the major theories in a straightforward way helping readers more easily distinguish between them. At the beginning of the text, Ryckman provides a framework that defines personality, and emphasizes the science of personality (including the interrelation between research and theory). Then, he introduces each major theoretical position with an objective overview of the theorist’s basic concepts and principles. Ryckman concludes by noting the ways in which the different theories stimulate additional research efforts, and by presenting five current research trends that have resulted from the work of these earlier theorists. The result is a text that merges the best of classic and contemporary research in the field leaving students with a solid working knowledge of personality. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Richard Ryckman
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release: 2007-03-21
File: 736 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780495099086

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This 7th Edition helps students unravel the mysteries of human behavior through its highly readable introduction to the ideas of the most significant personality theorists. Engaging biographical sketches begin each chapter, and unique capsule summaries help students review key concepts. Theories come alive through the inclusion of quotations from the theorists’ writings and numerous applications such as dream interpretation, psychopathology, and psychotherapy. Significant changes in the 7th edition include an extended discussion of the practical applications of personality theory, with an emphasis on guidelines that can help people increase their self-knowledge, make better decisions, and live more fulfilling lives. Fictionalized but true-to-life examples illustrating the perils of inadequate self-knowledge include college students, parents, terrorists, business executives, and politicians, while other examples show the positive outcomes that can result from a better understanding of one’s unconscious. This 7th edition also includes a more extensive discussion of how a lack of self-understanding caused difficulties for such noted theorists as Freud and Erikson, and a new section that explains how behavior can be strongly influenced by the situation as well as by one’s personality. Finally, a new interactive web site provides practice test questions and other topics of interest.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Robert Ewen B
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release: 2014-01-21
File: 472 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781317740711

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Thoroughly updated to include the latest research available, THEORIES OF PERSONALITY, 10E takes a unique theory by theory approach that carefully guides students through major theories on their way to a comprehensive understanding of personality. Richard Ryckman’s student-friendly writing style offers a straightforward presentation of major theories, helping readers more easily distinguish between them. The text begins by providing a framework that defines personality and emphasizes the science of personality--including the interrelation between research and theory. Next it introduces each major theoretical position with an objective overview of the theorist’s basic concepts and principles. It concludes by noting the ways in which the different theories stimulate additional research efforts and by presenting five current research trends resulting from the work of these earlier theorists. The result is a text that merges the best of classic and contemporary research to equip students with a solid working knowledge of personality. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Richard Ryckman
Publisher: Nelson Education
Release: 2012-03-13
File: 544 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781285401812

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Found in this Section: 1. Brief Table of Contents 2. Full Table of Contents 1. BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS Chapter 1 Introduction to Personality Theory Part 1: The Psychoanalytic Perspective Chapter 2 Freud: Classical Psychoanalysis Chapter 3 Jung: Analytical Psychology Part II: The Psychoanalytic-Social Perspective Chapter 4 Adler: Individual Psychology Chapter 5 Erikson: Psychosocial Development Chapter 6 Horney and Relational Theory: Interpersonal Psychoanalytic Theory Part III: The Trait Perspective Chapter 7 Allport: Personological Trait Theory Chapter 8 Two Factor Analytic Trait Theories: Cattell, s 16 Factors and the Big Five Chapter 9 Biological Theories: Evolution, Genetics, and Biological Factor Theories Part IV: The Behavioral Perspective Chapter 10 The Challenge of Behaviorism: Dollard and Miller, Skinner, and Staats Chapter 11 Kelly: Personal Construct Theory Chapter 12 Mischel: Traits in Cognitive Social Learning Theory Chapter 13 Bandura: Performance in Cognitive Social Learning Theory Part V: The Humanistic Perspective Chapter14 Rogers: Person-Centered Theory Chapter 15 Maslow and His Legacy: Need Hierarchy Theory and Positive Psychology Chapter 16 Buddhist Psychology: Lessons From Eastern Culture Chapter 17 Conclusion 2. FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS Chapter 1: Introduction to Personality Theory Personality: The Study of Individuals Description of Personality Personality Dynamics Personality Development The Scientific Approach Methods in Personality Research One Theory or Many? Eclecticism and the Future of Personality Theory Summary Part 1: The Psychoanalytic Perspective Chapter 2: Freud: Classical Psychoanalysis Chapter Overview Preview: Overview of Freud, s Theory The Unconscious Structures of the Personality Intrapsychic Conflict Personality Development Psychoanalytic Treatment Psychoanalysis as a Scientific Theory Summary Chapter 3: Jung: Analytical Psychology Chapter Overview Preview: Overview of Jung, s Theory The Structure of Personality Symbolism and the Collective Unconscious Therapy Synchronicity Psychological Types Summary Part II: The Psychoanalytic-Social Perspective Chapter 4: Adler: Individual Psychology Chapter Overview Preview: Overview of Adler, s Theory Striving from Inferiority toward Superiority The Unity of Personality The Development of Personality Psychological Health Interventions Based on Adler, s Theory Summary Chapter 5: Erikson: Psychosocial Development Chapter Overview Preview: Overview of Erikson, s Theory The Epigenetic Principle The Psychosocial Stages The Role of Culture in Relation to the Psychosocial Stages Racial and Ethnic Identity Research on Development through the Psychosocial Stages Toward a Psychoanalytic Social Psychology Summary Chapter 6: Horney and Relational Theory: Interpersonal Psychoanalytic Theory Chapter Overview Preview: Overview of Interpersonal Psychoanalytic Theory Interpersonal Psychoanalysis: Horney Basic Anxiety and Basic Hostility Three Interpersonal Orientations Four Major Adjustments to Basic Anxiety Secondary Adjustment Techniques Cultural Determinants of Development Therapy Parental Behavior and Personality Development The Relational Approach Within Psychoanalytic Theory The Sense of Self in Relationships Narcissism Attachment in Infancy and Adulthood Therapy Summary Part III: The Trait Perspective Chapter 7: Allport: Personological Trait Theory Chapter Overview Preview: Overview of Allport, s Theory Major Themes in Allport, s Work Allport, s Definition of Personality Personality Traits Personality Development Personality and Social Phenomena Eclecticism Summary Chapter 8: Two Factor Analytic Trait Theories: Cattell, s 16 Factors and the Big Five Chapter Overview Preview: Overview of Factor Analytic Trait Theories Factor Analysis The 16 Factor Theory: Cattell Personality Measurement and the Prediction of Behavior Because Personality Is Complex: A Multivariate Approach Psychological Adjustment Three Types of Traits Predicting Behavior Determinants of Personality: Heredity and Environment The Role of Theory in Cattell, s Empirical Approach The Big Five Factor Theory Extraversion Agreeableness Neuroticism Conscientiousness Openness A Hierarchical Model Are the Five Factors Universal? Various Measures of the Big Five Factors and Other Personality Constructs Summary Chapter 9: Biological Theories: Evolution, Genetics, and Biological Factor Theories Chapter Overview Preview: Overview of Biological Theories Evolutionary Approaches Aggression and Dominance Sexual Behavior Parental Behavior Altruism and Social Emotions Culture Genetics and Personality Temperament Emotional Arousal Cortical Arousal Biological Factor Theories: Eysenck, Gray, and Others Eysenck, s "PEN" Biological Model Gray, s Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory Cloninger, s Tridimensional Model Biological Mechanisms in Context Summary Part IV: The Behavioral Perspective Chapter 10: The Challenge of Behaviorism: Dollard and Miller, Skinner, and Staats Chapter Overview Preview: Overview of Behavioral Theories Psychoanalytic Learning Theory: Dollard and Miller Learning Theory Reconceptualization of Psychoanalytic Concepts Four Fundamental Concepts About Learning The Learning Process The Four Critical Training Periods of Childhood Frustration and Aggression Conflict Language, Neurosis, and Psychotherapy Suppression Radical Behaviorism: Skinner Behavior as the Data for Scientific Study Learning Principles Applications of Behavioral Techniques Radical Behaviorism and Personality: Some Concerns Psychological Behaviorism: Staats Reinforcement Basic Behavioral Repertoires Situations Psychological Adjustment The Nature-Nurture Question from the Perspective of Psychological Behaviorism The Act Frequency Approach to Personality Measurement Contributions of Behaviorism to Personality Theory Summary Chapter 11: Kelly: Personal Construct Theory Chapter Overview Preview: Overview of Kelly, s Theory Constructive Alternativism The Process of Construing The Structure of Construct Systems The Social Embeddedness of Construing Efforts The Role Construct Repertory (REP) Test Cognitive Complexity Personality Change Therapy Research Findings Summary Chapter 12: Mischel: Traits in Cognitive Social Learning Theory Chapter Overview Preview: Overview of Mischel, s Theory Delay of Gratification Personality Traits: Mischel, s Challenge The CAPS Model Applications of the CAPS Model of Personality Summary Chapter 13: Bandura: Performance in Cognitive Social Learning Theory Chapter Overview Preview: Overview of Bandura, s Theories Reciprocal Determinism Self-Regulation of Behavior: The Self-System Self-Efficacy Processes Influencing Learning Observational Learning and Modeling Therapy The Person in the Social Environment Summary Part V: The Humanistic Perspective Chapter14: Rogers: Person-Centered Theory Chapter Overview Preview: Overview of Rogers, s Theory The Actualizing Tendency The Self Development Therapy Other Applications Criticisms of Rogers, s Theory Summary Chapter 15: Maslow and His Legacy: Need Hierarchy Theory and Positive Psychology Chapter Overview Preview: Overview of Maslow, s Theory Need Hierarchy Theory: Maslow Maslow, s Vision of Psychology Hierarchy of Needs Self-Actualization Applications and Implications of Maslow, s Theory Maslow, s Challenge to Traditional Science Self-Determination Theory and Intrinsic Motivation Positive Psychology Positive Subjective Experience Positive Traits Positive Institutions The Promise of Positive Psychology Summary Chapter 16: Buddhist Psychology: Lessons From Eastern Culture Chapter Overview Preview: Overview of Buddhist Psychology The Relevance of Buddhism for Personality Psychology A Brief History of Buddhism The Buddhist Worldview: The Four Noble Truths Buddhism and Personality Concepts Spiritual Practices Buddhism and Psychotherapy The Importance of the Dialogue, and Some Cautions Summary Chapter 17: Conclusion Chapter Overview Choosing or Combining Theories Theories as Metaphors Summary.

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Genre: Kişilik
Author: Susan C. Cloninger
Publisher:
Release: 2013
File: 426 Pages
ISBN-13: 0205873359

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Filled with updated research and findings, the Eighth Edition of Schultz and Schultz's THEORIES OF PERSONALITY gives students a clear and cogent introduction to this dynamic field. Organized by theory, this popular text discusses major theorists who represent psychoanalytic, neopsychoanalytic, life-span, trait, humanistic, cognitive, behavioral, and social-learning approaches, while demonstrating the influence of events in theorists' personal and professional lives on the development of these theories. The book also explores the ways in which race, gender, and cultural issues play a part in the study of personality and in personality assessment, and includes numerous examples, tables, and figures that further enhance students' understanding of the content. The final chapter, Personality in Perspective, integrates topics explored in previous chapters and suggests conclusions that can be drawn from the many theorists' work. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Duane Schultz
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release: 2004-07-20
File: 560 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780534624026

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Genre: Personality
Author: Gregory J. Feist
Publisher:
Release: 2009
File: 573 Pages
ISBN-13: 128338857X

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